Incident Reports

Nepal Student Union stage relay hunger strike demanding free corona treatment


Madhes, Dhanusha, Janakpur

The youth groups, led by Kapil Dev Yadav, central member of the Nepal Students' Union, staged a relay strike by putting forward various seven-point demands at Janak Chowk in Janakpudham on May 19. 

They have been protesting for free treatment for corona infections. They protested in front of the Provincial Hospital Janakpur and the Chief Minister's Office with placards. Trilok Nath Mishra, Ganesh Sah, Arun Yadav, Suswet Labh, Gaurab Singh, Ranjit Sah, Rajan Sah, and others are on a relay strike under the leadership of Kes Yadav. Kes Yadav warned to go on a hunger strike if the demand is not met.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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